March 2024

Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow

Founded on the principles of love, compassion, and holistic development, Agape Academy is dedicated to empowering youth to realize their full potential and emerge as leaders of tomorrow. We foster an environment where the youth can explore their passions, hone their talents, and acquire vital life skills. Central to our approach is mentorship, pairing seasoned professionals with the youth to offer guidance, support, and knowledge transfer. Character development and community engagement are integral facets of our curriculum, as we cultivate values of integrity, empathy, and social responsibility. Through diverse programs ranging from arts, to community service, we encourage the youth to pursue their aspirations and effect positive change. At Agape Academy, we are committed to nurturing an inclusive and supportive learning community where every youth is empowered to flourish. Together, we shape future leaders and changemakers poised to make a difference in their communities.

Journey with Oikos: From Struggles to Achievements

Meet Mia Lorraine Pedragoza, an example of perseverance and excellence. From her early days as a standout student at Oikos Helping Hand Learning Center to her current status as a top achiever in Senior High, Mia’s academic journey is truly remarkable. Her recent accolade as the best in Practical Research with honors shows her hard work and dedication. Despite facing financial hardships as one of the poorest students in her school, Mia’s path took a positive turn with the support of the Oikos Helping Hand Educational Fund Scholarship Program. This lifeline provided her with a monthly allowance, ensuring she could pursue her academic dreams without financial worry and support her family with groceries. Beyond financial aid, Oikos Helping Hand offered Mia a sense of community and support that extended beyond material assistance. Volunteering as a teacher in the Children’s Ministry, Mia discovered the joy of giving back and serving others, showcasing the program’s holistic approach to support. Through her journey with Oikos, Mia deepened her faith and found strength in adversity. She extends heartfelt gratitude to her sponsors and teachers, whose unwavering support paved the way for her success and that of her family. Mia’s story is a powerful reminder of the transformative impact of generosity and compassion, and the strength of community in changing lives. As she continues her journey, Mia remains committed to excellence and service, embodying gratitude and purpose. Her story serves as a hope and inspiration, reminding us that with determination and support, anything is possible.

Uniting for Change, Hand in Hand: Metrobank’s Shoebox Project Spreads Joy for 2nd Consecutive Year

In a heartwarming celebration of generosity and community, Metrobank’s Shoebox Project marks its second year of bringing joy to underprivileged children through Oikos Helping Hand. Thanks to the dedication of Metrobank HRMG – BBS People Management Division, 100 carefully selected gifts were distributed to the project’s beneficiaries. This cherished tradition aims to spread holiday cheer and create lasting memories for children who may not otherwise experience the magic of the season. As the recipients eagerly unwrap their gifts, their smiles illuminate the room, showcasing the profound impact of this initiative. Through their commitment, Metrobank and its team have sparked a ripple of positivity that extends far beyond the holiday season. To Metrobank HRMG – BBS People Management Division, your dedication is commendable, as you’ve not only brought joy but also contributed to shaping a brighter future for these children. Let’s raise a toast to Metrobank and its incredible team, celebrating two years of impactful collaboration through the Shoebox Project. Cheers to the lives touched and transformed by Metrobank’s Shoebox Project, and to many more years of spreading joy and positive change together.

Bringing Joy and Hope to Young Warriors!

Since 2009, Oikos Helping Hand has been dedicated to supporting children battling cancer through our Kids Living with Cancer program. Each year, we gather 40-50 patients for heartwarming events like our annual Christmas Party, creating cherished memories filled with laughter and love. Weekly gatherings offer a safe space for children and parents, featuring uplifting activities like Bible stories and games. Despite challenges, we continue to share God’s love, cherishing every moment and serving with dedication. We also provide practical assistance by purchasing handicrafts made by parents, with proceeds aiding fellow cancer patients. Our holistic approach prioritizes mental and emotional well-being, fostering a nurturing environment for these children to thrive. Join us in spreading hope and making a difference in the lives of these brave young souls!

Embracing Hope and Love: Zion Full Gospel Church’s Heartwarming Visit to OHH Philippines

Zion Full Gospel Church made a profound impact during their visit to Oikos Helping Hand Philippines in September 2023. Their unwavering dedication and love for the Oikos community inspired hope and positivity. Through sharing stories and experiences, members touched the hearts of all they encountered, demonstrating the power of love and kindness in transforming lives. Their support for Oikos Helping Hand Philippines exemplified collaboration and service, reminding us of the importance of community support, especially in challenging times. Zion Full Gospel Church’s visit reaffirmed our faith in hope and love’s ability to overcome adversity, inspiring continued positivity and compassion. We extend our deepest gratitude to Zion Full Gospel Church for their unwavering support, serving as a testament to the transformative impact of collective action. Let us be inspired by Zion Full Gospel Church’s example and join hands with Oikos Helping Hand to create a brighter and more compassionate future for all.

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